Remember: There is no easy question in an interview The “Dream Job”.
Last but not least, many of our Career Contessa readers find our helpful resources and tools on their search for finding their “dream job.” The most difficult and important thing to realize is this is the *ultimate* trap in the professional game.
Dream jobs often represent a fantasy that’s been hardwired into your brain as something you can achieve—it makes you feel sane, comfortable, and sound. It’s out there, right? No matter what you change, or how much you keep looking, the concept of the “dream job” puts the blame on you, the job worker, vs. the idea itself. Much like the myth of the perfect partner, the career trap of the dream job places the work on you. If you are unable to find this unattainable fantasy, it begs to as—what are you doing wrong? The answer is nothing. Reframe the concept of a “dream job” into an ideal work scenario. It will adapt with you as your life changes, your interests evolve and you become clearer on your professional and personal boundaries. Let me be clear—imagining there is one job out there for you is part of what may be keeping you stuck. Like and share our page to get notified about the latest European fx jobs.
In the Covid-19 era most job interviews are online. So, we adapt.
Reach out for help.
If you decide to switch careers from barista to data analyst, but don’t know anyone in the field, reach out to an external network. Google industry organizations in your area and reach out for more information. You can also attend local events, hosted by your city, centered around your future career to meet colleagues willing to help you make connections.
With resources like Linkedin, you’ll be surprised at how many other professionals that you don’t know yet are willing to chat about their experience and give you some tips.
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